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  # 1388028 15-Sep-2015 17:04
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I have an AC1200 wireless extender and I wanted something compatible with it. When I found that 2degrees offered both modems I phoned to ask which one I would get. When the CSR offered the older model I declined to sign up. That's when she offered the 7490.

Of course I could have simply kept my existing modem but 2dgrees said I had to have one of theirs.

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  # 1388036 15-Sep-2015 17:33
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ajw:
richms:
spronkey: Sorry to bring up an old thread, but the 7490 supports wireless AC as mentioned above. No, this won't speed up ADSL, but it will give a *big* speed improvement over the 73xxs for your local wireless network between machines if it's your main wireless AP. If you do any kind of local sharing - files, media, whatever - it's a huge difference.


As that is nothing to do with the internet connection, buy your own hardware that supports the higher speeds if you want it.


Would have to be a VOIP router if the OP wished to use VOIP for voice.


Thats fine, keep their internet router, which is fine for the ASDL speeds and add your own accesspoint with AC for your lan transfers which are nothing to do with the internet.




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  # 1388121 15-Sep-2015 19:54
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You can use the Fritzboxes as ATAs only. I've doing this since moving the VoIP to Snap since they won't allow third party ATAs.

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  # 1414078 26-Oct-2015 18:57
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Wish I could upgrade the 7390 to the 7490, Snap took too long to bring it out

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  # 1414501 27-Oct-2015 11:26
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richms:
ajw:
richms:
spronkey: Sorry to bring up an old thread, but the 7490 supports wireless AC as mentioned above. No, this won't speed up ADSL, but it will give a *big* speed improvement over the 73xxs for your local wireless network between machines if it's your main wireless AP. If you do any kind of local sharing - files, media, whatever - it's a huge difference.


As that is nothing to do with the internet connection, buy your own hardware that supports the higher speeds if you want it.


Would have to be a VOIP router if the OP wished to use VOIP for voice.


Thats fine, keep their internet router, which is fine for the ASDL speeds and add your own accesspoint with AC for your lan transfers which are nothing to do with the internet.


Kinda ridiculous when Snap used to allow any customer to spend extra to purchase the 7490, not "just VDSL and UFB customers". The Fritz is decent enough for 802.11ac at smaller premises on its own - and I'd say even a cut above most of the cheaper 802.11ac APs you can buy.

If Snap offered a small xDSL modem + VOIP box only, that would make sense. But even the 7360 is huuuge.

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  # 1416188 29-Oct-2015 15:35
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4 x Gigabit ports are better than 2 gigabit ports..... Just Sayin

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  # 1423129 8-Nov-2015 13:47
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Jase2985: the person who said about getting the higer spec one was probably misinformed and gave you the wrong information


That's 2degree's problem to sort out. The OP can't do much more than ask their representative. If they got it wrong, it's certainly not the OPs problem.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1423151 8-Nov-2015 14:54
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LesC: When I found that 2degrees offered both modems I phoned to ask which one I would get. When the CSR offered the older model I declined to sign up. That's when she offered the 7490.


Based on this they have to either back up what was offered or void the contract.

It is the ISP's issue to ensure their staff are trained appropriately on sales policy to ensure potential customers are aware of what they will receive as part of the sale.




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